Implementation of a novel, longitudinal curriculum across multiple communities focused on understanding the impact of social factors on health and disease at the point of care
The purpose of this project is to train primary care residents to use tools that can personalize care by assessing patients’ environment and barriers to healthy living to healthy living can help shape counseling options and care plan discussions.
Residency Curriculum Assets
This project assess the implementation of a longitudinal SDOH residency curriculum that includes geocoded health resource data literacy components along with practice tools for implementation. Clinical teaching will be based on data generated through a joint effort between the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency (NMFMR) program and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Community Health Resource Navigator.
This system, developed through the Robert Graham Policy Center, allows input of a patient’s address from the electronic health record with subsequent generation of both predefined and user defined community resources at no cost to AAFP members. Additionally, the CDC 500 Cities project will be incorporated into our discussions of community resource assessment, as one of our sites is in Waukegan, which is included in this database.
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